This isn't your typical lighting event. Moonlight in the Garden is meticulously designed to showcase our internationally acclaimed garden and all its splendor. You think our collection is spectacular by day? Wait until you see it under the cover of darkness artfully lit on a crisp November evening. It's a magical experience you don't want to miss.
Bring your family and friends to stroll through the garden, listen to a live band, grab a bite to eat from a food truck, roast a marshmallow or two at the fire pits, and sip a cup of hot apple cider, all while showing your support for the JC Raulston Arboretum. Moonlight in the Garden helps us raise the funds necessary to keep our gates open and our admission free 365 days a year. This is your only chance to see the garden at night. Come join us.
Be inspired. Be delighted. Be in awe of the beauty of a nighttime garden.
Tickets are selling fast; get yours now! We are anticipating another sold out event.
Member only "Anytime" tickets - Sold Out
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Timed entries 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm.
Get a sneak peek on Tuesday, November 8, during our Preview Night and enjoy seasonal favorites from Rocky Top Catering with a glass of beer or wine strolling the garden listening to indie-jazz tunes provide by Tea Cup Gin. Beer and wine are only served during Preview Night, all other nights are alcohol free. Come and enjoy this magical evening. Members enjoy early access starting at 6:00 pm. Advance tickets are required. For more details visit the Preview Night announcement.
Keep watch for updates on band and food truck additions. Band and Food Truck lineups are subject to change without notice.
November 10 – 2Digh4 with Gussy's Greek Street Food, The Paddy Wagon, Munchilove, Golden K Dog, Chick-N-Que, and Las Gringas
November 11 – Moonlight in the Garden will not be open.
November 12 – Mysti Mayhem with Hollywood Taco Shop, Bomb A$$ Sandwich Co, Cocoa Forte, Chick-N-Que, NC Bulkogi, and Island Coconut Kitchen
November 17 – 2Digh4 with Redneck BBQ Lab, Gussy's Greek Street Food, Barone Meatball Company, MoonRunners Saloon, Munchilove, and Zing Zang Zest
November 18 – Jason Adamo with Hollywood Taco Shop, The Corner Venezuelan Food, Bulkogi, Funnel Queens, Cousin Maine's Lobster, and Empanadas RD
November 19 – Tea Cup Gin with How 'bout Burger, Las Gringas, Bomb A$$ Sandwich Co, Arepa Culture NC, Belgian Waffle Crafters, and Qspresso